Our Restaurant

Award-winning Fine Dining in Dorset

Dining at Summer Lodge is a truly memorable experience. Executive Chef Steven Titman was formerly at the highly acclaimed White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, one of the USA’s top ten hotel restaurants, and from the moment he established himself in Dorset he has been winning new fans from near and far.

Steven and his team serve traditional English dishes tempered with a twist of modern European. It's an exquisite combination that has had critics scribbling in their napkins. Offering the finest meats and the most delicately cooked fish dishes with many of the ingredients sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own gardens. Members of the restaurant team are always discreetly on hand to advise, recommend, and assist, displaying the unobtrusive professionalism typical of all aspects of Summer Lodge.

The dishes you will find on the menu combine Steven's love of producing a perfect harmony of flavours, with the influence of Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Beatrice has a particular passion for food and entrusts her famous signature dishes to Steven.

To accompany your meal we keep an award-winning wine cellar, and our Sommelier and his team will gladly suggest the best wine to suit your chosen dishes – you may even wish to taste a few before making your final decision.

When it comes to dining at Summer Lodge, you are completely spoilt for choice. Whet your appetite with our lunch set menudinner à la carte menu and dinner tasting menu. Of course you don't have to choose what's on the menu. If we have the ingredients, we'll cook any dish you fancy.

Sunday Lunch

Sundays are widely reserved for a hearty lunch with family and friends, and where better to sit back and enjoy your weekend than in our award-winning Dining Room? Our fine dining Sunday lunch menu includes three delicious courses and is constantly changing to include the best seasonal produce. Naturally you can choose a traditional Sunday Roast with all the trimmings, but we are sure you will be tempted by other popular dishes on the menu.

Surprise Dining

How would you like a meal where every course is a surprise? When you choose our Surprise Menu you don’t know what you are going to get, but rest assured, every meal that comes from our award-winning kitchen is a treat. Naturally we will check with you regarding any allergies or preferences before we surprise you. The menu changes daily and sometimes during the course of the evening and Sommeliers will be on hand to select a wine to match each dish perfectly. Our six course Surprise Dinner is £60 per person and £110 per person with matching wines.

A service charge of 12.5% is automatically levied on tables of 9 and more guests.

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lunch set menu 
dinner tasting menu and surprise dining
dinner à la carte menu

Opening Hours

12:00pm - 2:00pm

7:00pm - 9:30pm


T: +44 (0)1935 48 2000

Summer Lodge Hotel, 
9 Fore Street,
E: Please use the 'Book a Table' button above or email us at summer@relais.com